To ensure you are supported, we have developed the CAN card.
The CAN card is a simple and dignified way for you to identify your family as one that has someone with autism, without needing to say a word.
Participating restaurants, hotels and venues have been trained in needs and provide a service and/or discount to Club Members. For instance, when going to a supportive or champion certified restaurant, show your CAN card to the hostess or server. Without a word, these restaurants understand where to seat you and how to treat you. Click on the Locations tab for a list of CAN Card Club Businesses.
• What are the benefits to being an autism friendly business?
Families with members on the autism spectrum are traditionally a loyal population. People with autism like familiar surroundings. If they like your business, you can be sure they will return. And, if someone treats us right, you can be CERTAIN that that news will spread.
• What does the training entail?
We have partnered with Lead With Love Training Co. to produce and administer the CAN Certification training program. Click here for training program modules.
• What are the costs involved in becoming autism friendly?
Costs to train your staff to be autism aware and friendly are nominal. Click here to see participation and certification options.
The Autism Friendly training was very eye-opening and I appreciated learning about autism in such an open environment where no question went unanswered. Having this training to help understand what families with a child with autism go through is an important aspect for anyone working with the public.
- Julia Woehrer, Vacation Myrtle Beach